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Cedar Terrace Hardware, 6420 Garners Ferry Road: 28 November 2018   2 comments

Posted at 12:24 am in closing

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Old time hardware stores are a vanishing breed. As a kid, I remember visits to the old Forest Lake Hardware at Forest Lake Shopping Center, the old Hiller downtown, and Hiller in Five Points, and various stores at the beach and in Fernandina. They were mysterious places with big revolving bins of loose nails and odd brackets, and men behind well worn wooden counters who knew how to do stuff.

After Thanksgiving, there will be one less in Columbia, as Cedar Terrace Hardware is packing it in. The State has the story, and it's a case of the owner's well deserved retirement with nobody else willing to take the store on.

To the best of my memory, I have never been to this store. It's quite tucked away in the back of the plaza, and a case of out-of-sight-out-of-mind, but there's always something I need from a hardware store so perhaps I'll take a look before it's too late.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on October 27th, 2018

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  1. I always have mixed feelings about Hardware stores, I love them, for the nostalgia, but sometimes I just wanna get in and out without explaining my project, so I usually just go somewhere like Lowes.

    Mr Bill

    2 Nov 18 at 12:27 pm

  2. ^Yes I prefer to shop anonymously too. The small, "friendly" kind of store where they force you to have your questions answered do nothing for me. If I don't know what to buy I can always research it online, this is 2018. (not saying this store was necessarily like this, I never went there.)

    Kenneth

    2 Nov 18 at 8:18 pm

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